Frequently Asked Questions
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The team at LifeStar is here to answer your questions. We understand how sensitive asking some of these questions may be, especially regarding porn or sexual addictions, infidelity, and betrayal trauma. But this is a safe space to ask difficult questions among caring professionals in St. George, UT with years of experience in these very areas.
View answers to some frequently asked questions below. If you have other questions about our St. George program or pornography recovery, betrayal trauma therapy, and other topics, contact us today.
Why Attend Group Therapy for Pornography or Sexual Addiction Recovery?
Group therapy may seem like the last thing you’d want to do when dealing with something as embarrassing as pornography or sexual addictions.
An African proverb states, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” You’ve already tried to conquer this addiction on your own. Usually for years. We encourage you to try something different and join together with other individuals who are working through the same struggles.
Brene Brown once said that “to be healed, we have to be seen.” Pornography and sexual addictions thrive in secrecy and darkness. Letting others support you is the best way to recover from this. Whether you’re the one struggling with an addiction or are a betrayed partner, letting yourself be seen in a safe and confidential group setting may be just the thing you need to take your healing to the next level.
Our groups aren’t like the ones you see in movies. Our groups are educational, supportive, and facilitated by trained professionals who make sure the group is uplifting, challenging, and moves forward toward deeper healing.
Our approach isn’t just about sobriety and stopping the behaviors that are causing you problems. We believe that the opposite of addiction isn’t just sobriety. It’s connection. A group therapy approach is like a “classroom for connection.” You get to experience what it’s like to share without shame. You get to practice using your voice to say what you think, ask for what you need, and share things that you would never be able to share anywhere else without fear of judgment.
Partners who have been betrayed also need group support to help them cope with the overwhelming feelings of isolation, rejection, embarrassment, and confusion they experience upon discovering their husband’s secret behavior. Being in the company of other women who understand what you’re going through is therapeutic and helps bring order to chaos.
What are the Success Rates of the LifeStar Program?
A recent study from researchers at Southern Utah University showed that over 90% of couples report feeling more connected after attending our LifeStar recovery programs. Here are some other findings from the study:
- Men were strengthened in their ability to find healthy outlets for life stress rather than turning to their sexual addiction or infidelity.
- Women reported having a stronger sense of safety in their relationship and less of a sense of hurt and betrayal.
- Men were less inclined to view pornography or even view it in a positive light.
Will this Sex Addiction Recovery Program Save My Marriage from Divorce?
Hundreds of couples have experienced the successes mentioned above. However, we cannot guarantee that every couple will experience the same results. How your relationship moves forward will be up to you and your spouse.
The LifeStar program is designed to help men and women heal individually before coming together to begin recovering together. We address many of the inherent issues that lead to relationship problems such as poor communication skills, broken trust, feelings of betrayal from an affair or addiction, and other areas of conflict.
Our marriage counselors and couples therapists know how to help facilitate change from over a decade of experience. But again, saving a marriage will come down to each spouse’s decision to do so. LifeStar’s group therapy setting provides opportunities to practice positive behaviors that help strong marriages thrive. Not every marriage will, or should, avoid a divorce, however. Nevertheless, individuals and couples who attend our recovery program will be armed with a stronghold of resources. They will be prepared to overcome personal addictions, heal from trauma, and live a rewarding life filled with strong relationships built on trust and love.
Who Should Attend?
We strongly recommend that couples attend the LifeStar recovery programs together so they can begin the process of education and healing together. However, the program is also for single adults and for those clients whose partners are not able or willing to attend.
How Many People Are in the Therapy Support Group?
Group sizes vary from 5 to 10 people. In-person sessions are held weekly in St. George, UT.
How Do You Ensure Confidentiality?
Participants sign a confidentiality agreement on the first night of the program. The agreement states that everyone participating in the group will keep all information private. Participants verbally recommit to this agreement each week of the program.
How Do I Register?
Click below to register for the workshop in St. George, UT. Additional instructions will be emailed to you upon completing the registration. Each participant needs their own separate registration.